Re: [Harp-L] SPAH and me

On Aug 20, 2015, at 2:58 PM, rosco wrote:

> BUSTED - it's the old "Sure, Rosco -it's easy to complain - now what do you
> want to do about it?" Answer: I don't know! And I'm not actually getting my
> point across very well...

Yes you are handsome. Our Sunday supper club gig is exactly what you are thinking about. In any given night we cover:
jazzified pop, jazz, jass, pop, country, zydeco, gypsy swing, doo-wop, blues, Latin, Afro-Cuban, movie themes. But nothing 
one could call rock. 
We have singers. Usually female. They keep changing the keys. lol. We feature guest artists. It's all for the love of music.
The group numbers from 3 or 4 up to 6 or 8. Instruments: B3, baby grand, guitar, dbl bass, sax, flute, clarinet, congas, trumpet,
diatonic & chromatic harp. Rare trombone, violin, and once an oboe. lol


> it's not that I missed singers and vocals - it's
> that I miss integrating harp into bands with vocals and other more common
> instruments outside of strictly Blues...and then playing songs -maybe even
> songs that you've never heard before-  in a way that adds to the experience
> of the listener and bandmates.
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 1:37 PM, Gary Lehmann <gnarlyheman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> There was a lot of vocal stuff in the lobby, I spent most of half an hour
>> singing three-part harmony with Brenda Freed and Tom Moore.
>> And the jazz jam allowed singers, smokey Joe would have been horrified.
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On Aug 20, 2015, at 10:05 AM, Jerry Deall <jdeall@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Rosco,
>>> I tend to agree. However, I do really enjoy the instrumental expertise
>> of many of the players in addition several genres harmonica trio and jazz
>> tend to leave out vocals for the most part. In addition this year and last
>> we had a couple of really great vocal seminars (thanks Brenda), which I
>> hope continues.
>>> That said I would be very interested in some suggestions from you and
>> other members on how we improve on this aspect which is lacking. Please
>> give some suggestions on how this would look, how we would staff it and if
>> there would be a cost/benefit aspect.
>>> Ideas:
>>> More seminars on voice.
>>> Seminars on working with a band, including vocals
>>> Jams which specifically include vocals for those that want it. This may
>> also help reduce the large groups which some jams get and offer some
>> variety.
>>> Suggestion: volunteer to work on this.
>>> Thanks Jerry
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